Potpourri meetings feature a series of short presentations on various astronomy and space topics given by members of the Mississauga Centre. The meeting is open to the public and is free. The meeting will be held Friday July 19 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

(Go / No Go will appear here after 4PM Fri)

Host: Keith Jarvie


Ron Macnaughton: “Teaching Neil to Land”
The lunar module’s first landing was on the Sea of Tranquility,  so Neil and Buzz had to practice in various simulators.  These were made using 1960’s technology including what might be the largest eyepiece ever made.

Manuel Guerrero: “Imaging Planets at Latitude 10 (Part 2)”
To produce great planetary images, I learned The importance of De-rotation using Winjupos when capturing large amounts of planetary data.
A sample of Manuel’s Imagery – Jupiter SkyNews photo of the week

** Break **

Kirby Alguire: “Southern Eclipse”
Kirby will tell us all about the specs and path of this particular eclipse and the trip he took to Bella Vista, Argentina, to observe it.  His presentation will also describe the photographic techniques he employed and share the results.  

Chris Malicki: “Southern Eclipse”

Jo VandenDool: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon”

Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or in the parkade across from the fitness centre south of the Davis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor). Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.

After the meeting, join us at at a local watering hole (location announced during the meeting) for more fun!

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